Obama arrives in Malaysia to attend the two summits
Date: 11/20/2015 11:46
US President Barack Obama arrived in Malaysia on Friday, the last leg of the tour overshadowed by the summit meetings, aimed at strengthening Washington's efforts to restore a balance in its relations with Asia and the face of rising Chinese influence in the region.
Obama to Malaysia and arrived from Manila after attended the summit of Economic Cooperation forum, the Asia-Pacific (APEC) forum in Manila, where he sought to strengthen the economic role of the United States.
Obama will attend in the beginning of next week, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings (ASEAN), which includes ten countries and then a summit of East Asian countries acceding to the seven countries Others, including China and Japan. Officials at the US State Department said that the issue of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea will dominate these meetings as well as matters of trade and economy.
This is the second visit by Obama to Malaysia in two years. And comes amid criticism of the US and human rights groups lawmakers that the Obama administration ignores violations of Kuala Lumpur right of victims of human trafficking to ensure its accession to the American Partnership Agreement trade across the Pacific.
Said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, said Obama would raise in his talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak "is direct "concerns about the development of the political opposition and respect for human rights. Finished / 25
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